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Table 5 Durations according to the main features at initial care and MHP

From: Pathways to psychiatric care in urban north China: a general hospital based study

Main diseases/features diagnosed by PLGA    First care (no. of patients) Delays and steps
  Total n MHP n (%) TGH n (%) SGH n (%) CHC n (%) TCM n (%) Community doctor n (%) Private clinics n (%) Psychiatric hospital n (%) Onset to first carer (weeks) median (mean) First care to MHP (weeks) median (mean) Steps needed mean (SD)
Depression episode 82 20 (24.4) 32 (39.0) 17 (20.7) 1 (1.0) 2 (2.4) 1 (1.2) 2 (2.4) 4 (4.9) 11 (126.6) 98.6 (187.9) 3.46 (1.84)
Neurosis 102 28 (27.5) 42 (41.2) 22 (21.6) 2 (5.3) 6 (5.9) 1 (1.0) 1 (1.0) 0 13 (109) 99.7 (204.3) 3.1 (1.48)
Anxiety 35 8 (22.9) 15 (42.9) 7 (20.0) 1 (2.9) 2 (5.8) 0 1 (2.9) 1 (2.9) 69.5 (325.5) 77.1 (229.8) 3.2 (1.00)
Insomnia 26 10 (38.5) 11 (42.3) 1 (3.8) 2 (7.6) 1 (3.8) 0 0 1 (3.8) 61 (402) 114.6 (204.5) 2.93 (1.40)
Somatoform disorders 54 6 (11.1) 29 (53.7) 12 (22.2) 1 (1.9) 4 (7.5) 0 1 (1.9) 1 (1.9) 4 (65.4) 104.4 (222) 3.5 (1.87)
Neurasthenia 16 4 (25.0) 9 (56.3) 1 (6.3) 0 2 (12.5) 0 0 0 39 (168) 168 (224) 2.4 (0.96)
Organic mental disorders 30 12 (40) 11 (36.7) 6 (20) 0 1 (3.3) 0 0 0 69.5 (325) 77.1 (229.8) 2.37 (1.33)
Bipolar disorders 13 5 (38.5) 5 (38.5) 0 1 (7.7) 0 0 0 2 (15.4) 39 (61.4) 248.5 (412.6) 3.23 (2.89)
Schizophrenia 5 0 1 (20) 0 1 (20) 0 0 1 (20) 2 (40) 42.3 (57.4) 0 1
Hysterical psychological disorders 1 0 1 (100) 0 0 0 0 0 0 70 8 3
The status of depression or anxiety 77 18 (23.4) 31 (40.3) 15 (19.5) 4 (5.2) 1 (1.3) 0 3 (3.9) 5 (6.5) 9 (79.8) 107.1 (246.4) 2.9 (1.76)